Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')
As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.
1. Please tell me for 2018/19, how many individuals were a) arrested, b) issued a fixed penalty notice and c) cautioned for 'middle-lane hogging' on three-lane motorways.
By 'middle-lane hogging', I mean people disregarding rule 264 of the Highway Code, which states: "You should always drive in the left-hand lane when the road is clear. If you are overtaking a number of slow-moving vehicles, you should return to the left-hand lane as soon as you are safely past."
2. For the five most recent cases where 'middle-lane hogs' were arrested, issued a fixed penalty notice or cautioned, please tell me a) the speed at which they were travelling; b) what punishment they received; c) a verbatim copy of the MO codes, with all identifying information removed.
Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Fixed Penalty Unit of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is not held by Northumbria Police. We have no three lane motorways in the force area.